Pours a translucent amber with orange highlights. The head hangs around and is thin and fizzy, with somewhat active carbonation keeping a ring of head around the edge of the glass. For such a malty beer, there isn’t a lot of that rich, bready smell you’d expect, and the aroma isn’t very pronounced. A hint of brown sugar and caramel. The taste is slightly sweeter than a typical Marzen, with some of the same elements found in the nose. The malty character really comes through as the beer warms a bit, but there is a consistent hop presence. While not especially remarkable, this is a good, balanced Marzen that will help bridge the gap between your beer seasons.